Kyuuketsuhime Miyu (TV)

Vampire Princess Miyu

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Alternative Titles

English: Vampire Princess Miyu
Synonyms: Kyuuketsuki Miyu TV, Vampire Princess Miyu (1997)
Japanese: 吸血姫美夕


Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 6, 1997 to Mar 30, 1998
Premiered: Fall 1997
Broadcast: Tuesdays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Studio Jack
Licensors: Tokyopop, Maiden Japan
Studios: AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror
Themes: DemonsDemons, VampireVampire
Demographic: ShoujoShoujo
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 7.141 (scored by 98919,891 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #31712
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Popularity: #3075
Members: 34,127
Favorites: 162

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Evil Shinma (shape-shifting monsters and vampires) roam the Earth on a mission to unleash their darkness upon the Human race. Miyu Royal Princess from the dark is the Chosen One—the one being who must banish the Evil Shinma from the Earth. She has the power to offer Humans the gift of eternal happiness, yet is herself, trapped between two worlds; destined for perpetual solitude and internal conflict.

Miyu's only companion is Larva, once an evil Shimna; now her devoted guardian. Together they share a dark journey through the weakness of the human heart and the tragic loss of innocence. Cut off from humanity by the knowledge of what she is, Miyu lives an endless quest as both the hunter and the hunted, on the edge of darkness.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamano, Miyu

Nagasawa, Miki


Miki, Shinichiro


Ogata, Megumi


Kanai, Mika

Inoue, Chisato

Shirakura, Asa

Kimihara, Kasumi



Nagasako, Takashi

Ro, Sha







Hirano, Toshiki
Director, Script, Storyboard, Original Character Design
Nanba, Hitoshi
Episode Director
Izumi, Akihiro
Episode Director, Animation Director
Yoshida, Hiroshi
Episode Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
1: "Dance of Shinma" by Kenji Kawai
2: "Shinma No Kodoh" by Kagura

Ending Theme

1: "Miyu Yachiyo" by Saeko Suzuki
2" "Manmaru Temari Uta" by Miki Nagasawa

May 18, 2007
Stormy_77 (All reviews)
This is the longer 26 episode TV series chronicling the adventures of Vampire Princess Miyu, the Guardian whose destiny it is to banish stray shinma (demons, shapeshifters, vampires etc.) back to the darkness from whence they originated. She is accompanied by Larva (a European shinma) and a rabbit whose right eye can actually "see" supernatural things, in Dungeons and Dragon they called this "true seeing".

The series because it's longer has different strengths and weaknesses compared to the OVA.

The first 10+ (too many) episodes follow the formula of
1. Miyu + classmates and how their relationships begin/grow
2. Some shinma appears
3. bad things happen
4. Miyu and Larva defeat read more
May 27, 2009
oOoOoOo (All reviews)
While the title character's eternal task of hunting stray demons lends itself to a "monster of the week" structure at first, Vampire Hunter Miyu reveals itself to be a fascinating character study. The teasing glimpses into Miyu's heart and past are fully satisfying in the final few episodes, making the anime far more rewarding than the mundane (though equally pretty) OVA. While I would have appreciated less of the episodic approach, it does give a feel for the "daily grind" of hunting creatures of the night that prey upon the weaknesses found in humankind. The high school sequences are lighthearted, but retain read more
Nov 2, 2011
saambiguous (All reviews)
Vampire Princess Miyu is one of those dark Anime that is unique because it leaves you feeling haunted. This anime has always stuck to me as one of the anime you can never forget. It is not one of those sugary anime and not every one gets a happy ending. Each episode are mainly stand alone and contained but do give a bit of a character development between the main characters Miyu and Larva.

Miyu and Larva are such an interesting couple and you are drawn into their complex and compelling relationship. Miyu is not your typical herione, sometimes you don't know what side she is read more
Jan 30, 2014
Lailament (All reviews)
This is a show that has an interesting and long history with me. I originally watched this show when I was in middle school towards the beginning of my anime obsession. This was back when I was unfamiliar with the medium, when the internet was still a baby, and I harbored an unhealthy obsession with vampires (pre-Twilight, of course). I was finding less-than-awesome shows such as Helsing, Trinity Blood, and Nightwalker to feed my lust for bloodsucking sexiness. This is when I watched the first few episodes of Vampire Princess Miyu. I rented the first two volumes from Blockbuster (already dating this story) and watched read more

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